The number of employed persons in South Africa decreased to 14995.34 in the first quarter of 2021 from 15023.55 in the fourth quarter of 2020. source: Statistics South Africa

Employed Persons in South Africa averaged 14805.19 from 2001 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 16528.70 in the fourth quarter of 2018 and a record low of 11666 in the first quarter of 2003. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Employed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Employed Persons - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2021.

Employed Persons in South Africa is expected to be 14700.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employed Persons in South Africa to stand at 16280.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Employed Persons is projected to trend around 16500.00 in 2022 and 16600.00 in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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South Africa Employed Persons

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14995.34 15023.55 16528.70 11666.00 2001 - 2021 Quarterly
Volume, NSA

South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 32.60 32.50 32.60 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 14995.34 15023.55 16528.70 11666.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 7242.00 7233.00 7242.00 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 56.40 56.60 60.80 47.30 percent [+]
Labour Costs 166.10 162.20 177.40 1.00 points [+]
Wages 23122.00 23133.00 23133.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 19552.00 19788.00 19788.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 59.30 58.80 59.30 17.46 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 21.69 20.76 21.69 20.00 ZAR/Hour [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 63.30 63.20 63.30 48.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 38.01 38.20 46.17 36.26 percent [+]


South Africa Employed Persons
In South Africa, employed persons refer to the number of people employed by the business, who received payment (in salaries; wages; commission, in addition to a retainer, salary or wage; piece rates; or payments in kind) for any part of the reference period. This excludes independent contractors and consultants; working proprietors; sole and joint owners; and employees paid on a commission basis where a retainer, salary or wage was not paid. Number of employees refers to the number of people employed at the end of the reference period.